The CRC EMT Certificate is NOT required for California state certification as an EMT (California currently certifies EMTs and does not license them). Students seeking to become a state certified EMT should take the EMT 100 course. The EMT Certificate Program is designed to fulfill entrance requirements, along with work experience, for many paramedic programs in the state including at American River College. The individual courses in the EMT Certificate Program are the prerequisite requirements for paramedic schools and not the State of California Certification. Students should be advised that some more intensive paramedic programs around the country may require more advanced human anatomy courses such as BIOL 430 and BIOL 431. The EMT 100 course fulfills the requirements for State EMT certification (NREMT) testing.